WELCOME TO MAIZE & BLUE CUPBOARD
To ensure members of the University of Michigan community—whether on a tight budget or physically restrained from getting to a grocery store—receive equitable access to healthy, nutritious, and nourishing food and the ability to prepare it for themselves or others.
WHO WE ARE
College students and staff are experiencing food insecurity at alarming rates. The Maize and Blue Cupboard is here to provide an immediate and comprehensive response for the U-M community. By offering resources, educational opportunities, compassionate support and more, we help students develop the skills to make informed decisions.
Read our FAQs to learn more about the Maize and Blue Cupboard and how you can get help.
WHAT WE PROVIDE
Produce, dairy, meat, bread, frozen and shelf-stable foods (i.e. rice, cans, tuna, etc.)
KITCHEN & COOKING
Dishes, silverware, pots & pans, Tupperware, cutting boards, knives, and other kitchenware
PERSONAL & HOUSEHOLD
Trash bags, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, school supplies, baby items and more
Get connected to campus experts like CAPS, Dean of Students and Financial Aid, as well as SNAP (Michigan’s food program)
This post explores the environmental impacts of food and how to incorporate more plant-based products into your meals to improve your carbon footprint.
UM’s Maize & Blue Cupboard (MBC) and Food Gatherers along with the College of Engineering will host additional mobile food distribution programs on Jan 27, Feb 10 & 24, Mar 10 & 24, Apr 7 & 21.
Remember it’s okay to enjoy the occasional dessert! But let’s review the benefits of making nutritious dessert choices that help to maintain a well-balanced diet.
Read this week’s edition of Food Savvy Friday for tips on pre- and post-workout snacks, the importance of protein, and advice on pre-workout supplements.